Category: Asia

The Best Things to do in Savannakhet, Laos

Not many tourists make it to Savannakhet in Laos. It’s kind of midway between the tubing of Vang Vieng and the chilled 4,000 islands; meaning many travellers skip past it on a night bus or don’t even go to through part of the country. Now, while I think it would…

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Mad Monkeys Siem Reap Review: A Sustainable Party Hostel

I love new years, and I really enjoy making New Year’s resolutions – I love the feeling of a blank canvas to fill with more love, more success, and more happiness. And I don’t mean to brag, but I’m actually quite good at sticking to them. As well as backpack…

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Two Days in Singapore Itinerary for First Timers

Singapore as a city definitely took me by surprise. A lot of people are very skeptical about including Singapore in their South East Asian itineraries, mainly due to concerns about it being expensive and thinking its small size means there isn’t much to do there. Admittedly, the first time I visited…

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Is Halong Bay in December Worth It?

Wonderful Halong Bay is probably Vietnam’s most iconic travel destination. Famed by its glorious karst stones, visitors to Halong Bay can enjoy kayaking, swimming and learning about local life while witnessing the spectacular scenery from a luxury cruise liner. But this area of Northern Vietnam does have distinct seasons; making…

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How to get the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

I don’t know why I found getting the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai so difficult. I’ve taken chicken buses through Guatemala, I’ve travelled by train all around China and I’ve taken international coaches through Europe. But for some reason, I just seemed to mess up everything about the train…

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Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam: What You Need to Know

Tucked away from the rest of Vietnam’s tourist trail, up some steep mountains and completely unlike the rest of Vietnam climatically is the beautiful Sapa area. Trekking in Sapa is something that features on many traveller’s Vietnam bucket lists, but still not everybody heads up this far. But it’s well…

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The Impacts of Tourism in Bali

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Bali. On one hand, it’s a beautiful island with amazing scenery, lovely locals and an intriguing Hindu culture. On the other, it’s suffocatingly touristy, can feel very inauthentic and has some real problems that are arguably worsened by mass tourism. Bali has spectacular sunsets…

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The Top 20 Places to Visit in China

China: it’s a country of legend and enigma, brimming with possibly the most dynamic history of any country in the world. It only opened up to outside tourism in the late 1970s, and to this day still sees relatively few international tourists when compared to other Asian countries. So where…

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Malaysia Travel Budget for One Week

What is a Malaysia travel budget for one week? Short answer: not much at all. Long answer: My short trip to Malaysia was a means to an end. I visited because I couldn’t stay in Bali for as long as I wanted on one visa, so I had to do…

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What to Pack for Bali: Complete Bali Packing List

Beautiful Bali is one of the most visited places on the planet. Families, backpackers and couples all descend on this island, in search of an idyllic lifestyle including drinking coconuts on the beach, trekking up volcanoes, learning how to surf, experiencing Hindu culture and the amazing people of Bali and…

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